Summer Flings – 5 Fantasy Standalones

Summer Flings – 5 Fantasy Standalones

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As the summer draws to a close, here’s a list of the five best fantasy books you just have to read before autumn arrives! All these books aren’t set in the summer, but they’re still the perfect thing to pick up, no strings attached! Whether you like paranormal, high fantasy, or light horror, you’ll find the perfect book to read in the sun (without falling asleep).     Uprooted – Naomi Novik   Image via Amazon   If you’re not reading Novik yet, then you’re missing out! This is the perfect standalone to get you started. Set on the outskirts …

Find Out What Makes Seattle ‘City of Literature’

Find Out What Makes Seattle ‘City of Literature’

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The aim of UNESCO’s City of Literature Network is to “promote the social, economic and cultural development of cities in both the developed and developing world.” The network was born out of UNESCO’s global alliance for Cultural Diversity initiative. Participating cities can promote their local creative scene while fostering UNESCO’s goal of cultural diversity. The types of genres included are literature, music, design, film, crafts and folk art, media arts and gastronomy.    Image Via Pinterest   In order to be approved your city must participate in a number of efforts to strengthen the market for literary products, be involved in diversifying …

Would You Go On A “Blind Date” With A Book?

Would You Go On A “Blind Date” With A Book?

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You know what they say, you can’t judge a book by its cover; but let me ask you this, would you read a book even if you couldn’t see the cover?   Throughout the country, booksellers are captivating readers to be risk takers and read books solely based on the seller’s’ opinion. If you’ve ever been set up on a blind date, then you know that it’s all about taking chances — and booksellers want you to take a chance on them.   There are many locations that have adopted this idea, each offering a unique quality to their “blind …